CSM to Host Screening, Panel Discussion, March 9

Diversity Institute at CSM Sponsors Documentary Screening of “13th” and Panel Discussion. 6:45 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), March 9, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI Building), Room BI-113, 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. The Diversity Institute at the College of Southern Maryland invites the public to a special screening of “13th,” a thought-provoking documentary directed by Ava DuVernay, followed by a panel discussion with community leaders. The film is an in-depth look at the prison system in the United States, the criminalization of African Americans and the U.S. prison boom. Judge E. Gregory Wells of Calvert County Circuit Court, Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry, Pastor Dave Huffman of South Potomac Church and Charles County State’s Attorney Tony Covington are scheduled to be members of the discussion panel that will follow the screening. Due to mature subject matter, this production may not be suitable for all ages. Free. 301-870-3008, ext. 7659, or 301-934-7659 or http://www.csmd.edu/community/institutes/diversity-institute.